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  • "Sick And Tired Of People Pleasing!"

    Contributed by Kevin Smith on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,787 views

    we spend far too much time trying to please everybody else, that we lose ourselves and our identities with God.

    Luke 7:11-23 You may be seated in the presence of the Lord. Verse 14 says, "Then Jesus went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still." I want to take a strange twist on this text and for a little bit of time talk from the subject as the Holy Spirit shall lead and guide of, ...read more

  • The Perils Of People-Pleasing Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,682 views

    If you devote your life to trying to please others you will find yourself enslaved to their opinions and approval.

    INTRODUCTION If you’re not involved in our Student Ministry at Green Acres, you may not know that it’s called “The One-Ten Student Ministry.” Do you know why? It’s not because the Student Center is located on Highway 110. It’s because the theme of the ministry ...read more

  • The Gospel & Who We Are Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 18, 2018
     | 2,884 views

    In Galatians 1:10–12 the Apostle Paul shows presenting the Gospel is not about 1) Pleasing People (Gal. 1:10); 2) A Human Centered Message (Gal.1:11); nor a 3) A Human Devised Message (Gal. 1:12a), but a 4) Christ Centered Message (Gal.1:12b).

    Canada is presently in a fierce diplomatic fight with Saudi Arabia. The government’s confrontation over several human rights issues has resulted in Saudi Arabia, to cut off diplomatic ties, withdraw students and begin a trade war. Critics say that this conflict is over the issue of Saudi Arabia ...read more

  • The Temptation Of Pleasing People Series

    Contributed by Stephen Aram on Apr 11, 2021
     | 91 views

    When we start out wanting to serve God it is so easy to get distracted by what will please the people around us. But we have to choose one or the other, please God or please people.

    I had quite a dream last night. Spring training hasn’t even started yet, but in my dream I saw the final game of the 2007 World Series. It was in Wrigley Field. The Cubs were winning in the bottom of the 9th. Two outs, bases loaded. Kerry Woods is on the mound, looking to cap a phenomenal ...read more

  • Pontius Pilate: Stuck In People-Pleasing Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 10,773 views

    Pilate was a classic people-pleaser, who found that his behavior produced popularity that masked contempt, pessimism, and powerlessness.

    The story has it that during creation, as God was sitting up in heaven turning out all these creatures, some of the angels asked if they could help. It looked like fun, making plants and animals, birds and beasts. And so God, who had just finished fashioning something, said, "All right. Come ahead. ...read more

  • You Can't Please Everyone

    Contributed by David Rigg on Aug 3, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,020 views

    This sermon will help you pastors if you have been hearing criticism of your efforts.

    You Can't Please Everyone Galatians 1:1-10 1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), 2and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord ...read more

  • One True Gospel Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 45 ratings
     | 10,971 views

    There is only one saving gospel, the gospel of grace by faith in Jesus Christ alone. This is the only gospel that is of divine origin. It is a gospel of the grace of Christ offered as a free gift. Man can not gain God’s salvation

    GALATIONS 1:6-10 Gospel Perversion/ ONE TRUE GOSPEL There is only one saving gospel, the gospel of grace by faith in Jesus Christ alone. This is the only gospel that is of divine origin. It is a gospel of the grace of Christ offered as a free gift. There is nothing any man could ever do to ...read more

  • Pontius Pilate Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 20, 2016
     | 5,608 views

    What can we learn from Pontius Pilate? (Material adapted from Steven J. Cole at: https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-106-condemned-or-set-free-luke-2313-25)

    HoHum: A Sunday school teacher asked her students to draw a picture of Jesus' family. After collecting the drawings, she noticed that one little boy's drawing depicted an airplane with four heads sticking out of the windows. "I see you drew three heads to show Joseph, Mary and Jesus," she said to ...read more

  • Shrewd Surrender Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 18, 2018
     | 2,042 views

    Sometimes God calls us to surrender our rights for the benefit of his kingdom.

    Shrewd Surrender (Acts 16:35-40) 1. Three violin manufactures have all done business for years on the same block in the small town of Cremona, Italy. After years of peaceful co-existence, the Amati family decided to put a sign in their shop window saying: “We make the best violins in Italy.” ...read more

  • When We’re Scared To Go Against What Everyone Else Is Saying

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 29, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,485 views

    A look at Pilate's desire to please the people and the ways that we often behave in the same way.

    AN EASY TEMPTATION: We want to satisfy the crowd. - Mark 15:15. - Most of us like being liked. We want people to approve of us. - And it is nice when everyone is backing what we’re saying or what we’re doing. - This is probably the most important phrase in our passage for ...read more

  • Against The Currents Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 28, 2016
     | 4,989 views

    This is not a PC sermon. There comes a point in the lives of believers when we must speak what God speaks regardless of the consequences. Micaiah did exactly that. He is a hero to us and an example to follow.

    1. People Pleasing The following is reported to be a true story regarding Berkley, CA: In 1990, the Berkeley City Council passed a law changing the name of Columbus Day to Native American Day because Columbus wasn't nice to the Indians. Of course, no Native Americans were asked if they wanted ...read more

  • Absalom, Men-Pleaser

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Mar 18, 2015
     | 3,979 views

    To show that we have an audience of 1 - the LORD. It's better to get applause from the LORD than from men.

  • Nine Marks Of Worldiness - I John 2:15,16

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 31, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 22,939 views

    Nine Marks of Worldliness - I John 2:15,16 (Preoccupations that are wrong, pride, pleasures, possession focused, popularity, power obsession, position oriented, people pleasing, and privileges seen as self-centered rights)

  • Violating Honest, Kind Communication Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 19, 2018
     | 1,049 views

    We have all misused our tongues, and perhaps created much damage. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we don’t want to be like the natural, unregenerate person; we want to live on a higher level, one that honors God. Let’s take a look at 3 very familiar violations of honest, kind communication.

    Violating Honest, Kind Communication (Proverbs 26:17, 20-26) 1. Most of us will enjoy a big Thanksgiving feast! BTW, What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Pumpkin pi. 2. One woman writes, “A few years ago, my husband and I had my parents and sister up for ...read more

  • People.calm

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jun 25, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,596 views

    Too often God’s design for victorious living is replaced with fear, depression and anxiety. What can be done about it?

    My preparation took some interesting twists and turns – where I started on Tuesday morning is not where I ended up last night! I feel drawn to today’s subject and couldn’t seem to get around it. I trust this as God’s leading and proceed accordingly. Whoever you are this is for you from God ...read more